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Steamboat Willie

Steamboat Willie is LEGO set 21317-1. It has a score of 89. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 2 reviews, based on 4 scored reviews and 11 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 18.32% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2019, and it is categorised in Ideas.


average score

Thumbs 82%


21317-1 Steamboat Willie

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.62 / 5 → 92 / 100

ttpm Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: meh 4.33 / 5 → 87 / 100 Recommendation: meh 4.3 / 5 → 86 / 100

Unscored reviews

JANGBRiCKS Recommendation: meh

HispaBrick Magazine Recommendation: yes

New Elementary Recommendation: meh

Brickset News Recommendation: meh

The Brothers Brick Recommendation: meh

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: yes

The Brick Fan Recommendation: meh


Thumbs 82%




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Compared to other 2019 sets


Average score for 2019 is 86.13. This set has 89, which is better.

Price per part (PPP)

Average PPP for 2019 is 0.23. PPP for this set is 0.12, which is better.

Price per minifig (PPM)

Average PPM for 2019 is 12.39. PPM for this set is 45, which is worse.

Set information

Set ID: 21317-1
Name: Steamboat Willie
Parts: 751
Minifigs: 2
Retail price (USD): 89.99
Price Per Part (USD): 0.12
Price Per Minifig (USD): 45

2019 Ideas

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Recommendation: meh 4.62 / 5 from 94 reviews

I purchased this because i was a big animation fan, and couldn't say no to a piece of history like this. And was not disappointed. However, the price to part ratio can be argued to be a bit much, however this wasn't a personal issue. The only thing i can recommend is that you test the mechanism every step of the way and make sure that ALL parts that control the smoke stacks are put together as tightly as possible. I ran into a problem where the 2nd stack would go up and would not fall back down, so i had to take it apart (which was a pain so far in) and try to fix it. Eventually the problem was solved. The mechanism is so simple that any amount of lost space can really mess up the system, as it is just a technic seesaw that lifts up free-standing pieces that are enclosed to reduce movement outside of the desired up and down movement. Is a great set for those disney fans, animation fans, and idea fans.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 94 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5

This is such a cool-looking set that will be really fun for older Disney fans and collectors to build and display. We like that there are moving parts so you can pretend to sail Mickey and Minnie just like in the movie. If you're a Disney fan and you want to build a piece of Disney history, then this is the LEGO set for you.

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Recommendation: meh 4.33 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Recommendation: meh 4.3 / 5 from 26 reviews

Just when you think LEGO has done it all, they come out with something else so cool. Who would have thought a black and white Steamboat Willie kit would be created. Mickey Mouse... Disney... this one has a lot of nostalgic history combined with modern LEGO bricks. It makes for a fun and unique LEGO build. 751 pieces to make for a single or multi-day challenge. It appeals to all age ranges 10 and up. I think it may be safe to say 7 and up. Whimsical, Fantasy, Nostalgia, Cute... They all come to mind. A prime Collector's set If you're into that. 5 stars!

This score from is an aggregate of 26 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh by Jang

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Recommendation: yes by Jetro de Château

After building the model, I must say that I'm amazed, and I can only recommend it to every LEGO® fan, builder, and collector. It's a nice display piece, the kids can play with it, and the building experience is also amazing and hard enough for adult fans of LEGO®!

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Recommendation: meh by Elspeth De Montes

Would I buy it for £79.99? Well personally the set still doesn't really capture my own interests and there is not enough here for someone who loves new elements and pretty colours. I missed colours, so sadly I don't think the black-and-white colour scheme is for me but it is a fine looking set. Having said that, there are plenty of Disney fans out there and many more will appreciate the effort to improve upon the submission and make a very nice memento of a famous mouse and his cartoon history.

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Recommendation: meh by Huw

After the slight disappointment of 21316 The Flintstones being significantly inferior to the original Ideas submission, that's certainly not the case here. It's bigger and better in every way, and far more detailed and functional. Designer John Ho has done an admirable job of turning a lacklustre submission into a model that's appealing and desirable. It's a very decent model but something just does not look right to me and that of course is that it's devoid of colour. I get that it's based on a black-and-white cartoon so has to be, but I can't help wondering how much more attractive it would look had it been built with a normal palette of hues.

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Recommendation: meh by Rod

The finished model is bigger than you might expect, especially if you'd seen the microscale design of the original Ideas project. The turning paddles and moving smokestacks are good fun, and if you're a Disney fan then you'll appreciate how closely the model fits with the classic cartoon source material, and you're sure to want to display it.

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Brick Fanatics

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Recommendation: yes by Graham

If the LEGO Disney theme was aimed at AFOLs, this is what it would be. It is hard to imagine what more a Disney fan could want from a set based on Steamboat Willie, with the designers having taken the unorthodox step of making a model bigger than the original fan design. This set is a serious contender for the best of the year – high praise in a year that has started with The LEGO Movie 2 theme already firing on all cylinders.

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The Brick Fan

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Recommendation: meh by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

The LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie (21317) is a very good set and I do appreciate the addition details that put in to enhance the original project submission. If LEGO released the set as what was proposed, it would've been the smallest set in the LEGO Ideas line with little to no playability and I'm happy that didn't happen.

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